Theoldest comedy club in Texas has been yukking it up for 28 years and isstill in the same location (and still, inexplicably, houses late comicSam Kinison’s piano). Laff Stop, boasting a 250-seat showroom in thetony Houston neighborhood of River Oaks, has shows Wednesday throughSaturday, plus offers an open mike — rare among top comedy clubs — onMonday. Tickets are $20 to $30. www.laffstop.com

Anundistinguished building in suburban Sandy Springs (just north ofAtlanta) houses the Punchline, one of the Southeast’s top comedy stagesand a regular stop for national touring acts. Covers forTuesday-through-Sunday shows range from $8 to $15, and there’s a fulldining menu. Make reservations in advance for this intimate comedyhouse. www.punchline.com